Netanyahu to UN: Have you no shame?

posted at 2:55 pm on September 24, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Benjamin Netanyahu invokes Pastor Martin Niemoller, at least subtly, in his otherwise explicit condemnation of the United Nations for giving Holocaust denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a spot on the agenda at Turtle Bay this week. The Israeli Prime Minister hails the nations that had the “moral clarity” to walk out of the room when Ahmadinejad spoke, which thankfully included the United States as well as Canada.  After that, though, Netanyahu spoke as directly as one will ever hear in diplomatic circles:

He’s completely correct, of course.  The UN was created with dictators like Ahmadinejad and the regime using him as a mouthpiece in mind — but not to have as an honored guest.  The UN was meant to stop regimes like the one in Tehran from talking genocide openly, not to host luminaries of lunacy like the dimunitive Iranian.

It’s a disgrace, especially since it’s clear that the UN has no shame at all.

Update: Sammy Benoit has more approving thoughts on the speech.

Here’s most of the rest of the speech, which is powerful indeed (Update: The entire speech is below now):


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ahh – it is sooo refreshing to see a true stateman like Netanyahu actually read from a manuscript largely if not entirely prepared by himself. Unlike our narcissist in chief, he didn’t pause at applause lines (as if the anti-semitic U.N. would ever applaud him).

How much longer can a nation with at least a few decent people abide Obama? Hopefully no longer than another 3 months and 3 years. Please, dear God, deliver us!

Netanyahu was born in Israel, not eligible to be U.S. President.

kscheuller on September 24, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Norman Blizter on September 24, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Pu$$y. You is scared of da evil Joooos.

Andy in Agoura Hills on September 24, 2009 at 7:29 PM

I watched the speech live this afternoon and felt envy for Israel that they have a true leader. Remember those days?

CarolynM on September 24, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Too bad for Israel. Dark days ahead.

You see ever since Bush 41 and that horrific Madrid Conference Israel has been told: “if you just give up this much land, you’ll have peace”. Then after Israel gives up a sliver the Terrorists come back and want more. Then the U.S. Administrations (both parties) sing the same song to Israel. “If you just give up this other little parcel you’ll have peace”. Then they do….and then it happens all over again.

Message to Israel: You’ll never get your enemies to like you by giving up your land. They will not be satisfied until the last Jew leaves Haifa Harbor (in a boat that the PLO/Hamas promptly sink drowning the last Jew in the Mediterranean. Such is the hatred of the radical Arab gov’t of the PLO.

Message to America: Give up the West Coast, give up a third of your land. Give it back to the Mexican people (Aztlan is their goal). You don’t mind doing that do you America? And really you White Protestant Puritan Descendants invaded what was the pure Anahuac/Aztlan land of the native peoples.

How would it feel if we got a dose of what this Administration if asking the Israelis to do?

Israel: Obama is not your friend, and you’ve got a MINIMUM 3 1/2 more years of this guy (if we’re all lucky).

PappyD61 on September 24, 2009 at 7:59 PM

The UN was created with dictators like Ahmadinejad and the regime using him as a mouthpiece in mind — but not to have as an honored guest. The UN was meant to stop regimes like the one in Tehran from talking genocide openly, not to host luminaries of lunacy like the dimunitive Iranian.

Completely wrong. The U.N. is and always has been a Communist organization, from the very beginning.

tballard on September 24, 2009 at 8:22 PM

At last . . . . . a leader who has the b*lls to speak the truth. After the embarrassing blathering by Obummer, it makes you yearn for a time in our history almost forgotten.

outnumberedinparadise on September 24, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Israel: Obama is not your friend, and you’ve got a MINIMUM 3 1/2 more years of this guy (if we’re all lucky).

PappyD61 on September 24, 2009 at 7:59 PM

They know this; confidence in Obama among Israelis is the lowest its ever been (4% was the poll I saw a week or two ago). But Israel almost certainly doesn’t have 3 1/2 years before Iran could nuke her, so they really can’t afford to wait out his vile idiocy.

ProfessorMiao on September 24, 2009 at 8:27 PM

kscheuller on September 24, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Couldn’t agree with you more.

outnumberedinparadise on September 24, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Netanyahu to UN: Have you no shame?

UN to Netanyahu: Not as long as you have no oil.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 24, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Its about time the world finally comes to its sense`s!

ImwearingaDinnerJacketNutCase means what he says,unlike
Obamas grand speechs of mere words,Dinnerjacket wants
the (12)Twelve whats is name stuck in the well,to usher in
peace across the planet,as vapourization takes place with
atom smashing and imploding devices that amount to many
megatons of t`nt!

Just in case a troll reads this,thats 1 million tons of
tnt/per/megaton of warhead,

or,1000 tons of tnt per/1 kiloton!!

canopfor on September 24, 2009 at 10:58 PM

Obviously they do not have any shame. You cannot lie and cover up the crap they have done since 1948 in Turtle Bay and claim they have any relevance or integrity. Rapists, murderers, enablers of despots all. UN get of the USA.

wepeople on September 24, 2009 at 11:19 PM

As Mark Levin stated…the NEW LEADER of the free world! Class, and backbone too! a REAL leader! Where’s our BeBe?

hopefloats on September 25, 2009 at 1:35 AM

Ooops…BiBi

hopefloats on September 25, 2009 at 1:39 AM

Think rationally. We will instantly eliminate 90% of our enemies because this is their major beef with us.
MaximusConfessor on September 24, 2009 at 5:15 PM

We have a winner!
The most ignorant statement of the day, congratulations Max.

JusDreamin on September 25, 2009 at 11:31 AM

As Mark Levin stated…the NEW LEADER of the free world! Class, and backbone too! a REAL leader! Where’s our BeBe?

hopefloats on September 25, 2009 at 1:35 AM

Wasilla, Alaska

jimmy2shoes on September 25, 2009 at 12:28 PM

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